Bheki Cele pays tribute to slain cops during joint memorial service in Kraaifontein

Police Minister Bheki Cele confirmed during the memorial service of two police officers killed while on patrol in Bloekombos that a third person had been in the car and was recovering in hospital. Reports emerged on Wednesday that a woman had been in the vehicle, but not mentioned in a police statement on the incident […]

Ramaphosa: Public service must be depoliticized

While public consultations are underway on the National Implementation Framework for the Professionalisation of the Public Service, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the public service needed to be “depoliticised”. In his weekly letter to the nation, Ramaphosa also emphasised that government departments needed to be “insulated from politics”. “There is also the related problem of […]

Chief Diko II hailed as great and humble leader at Eastern Cape memorial service

Sentech’s chief executive officer said the company had lost a great and humble leader in Chief Madzikane Thandisizwe Diko II. Mlamli Booi addressed mourners virtually at the amaBhaca chief’s memorial in the Eastern Cape. Diko, who was President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko’s husband, died last Sunday after a short illness. He was part of […]

Weather Service warns heavy rains to continue in Gauteng until Monday

Heavy downpours are expected to continue in Gauteng this week, with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warning the rains could last until Monday. SAWS issued a Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday that could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas. This comes as flooding from heavy rains caused extensive damage […]

Western Cape Safety MEC calls for clearing of DNA backlog in police service

The Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz has reiterated calls for the police’s DNA backlog to be addressed. He said delays at the police’s forensic science lab hampers service delivery, particularly the finalization of rape cases. Fritz said dealing with the matter would have a significant impact on crime-fighting, especially when dealing with gender-based […]

15 people arrested in connection with Madiba memorial service fraud

Fifteen suspects are set to face fraud charges in the East London magistrates court on Friday. They’ve been implicated in the misappropriation of funds meant for the late former President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. They include Buffalo City municipality employees, business people, and politicians. The suspects allegedly defrauded the national government of up to R10 […]

Civil society gives the government some guidelines to improve service delivery

A group of 35 civil society organisations have called on the government to take up their guidelines to better improve service delivery on the local government level. The group includes organisations such as Afesis-corplan, Alliance for Rural Democracy, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and Black sash. The crisis facing local municipalities is dire and has been […]

Black Lawyers Association questions Julius Malema’s fitness to serve on Judicial Service Commission

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) believes that EFF leader Julius Malema may be unfit to serve on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) after his response to criticism on social media of his use of white legal representatives. Much has been made about the fact that he appeared to be an advocate for black liberation but […]

Lasizwe looking for a Man to service him – Here is what you should simply do inorder to enjoy him

It appears there hasn’t really been any action in the bedroom of Youtuber and reality television star Lasizwe. Khanyi Mbau‘s baby brother recently took to his Twitter account to vent about his s.e.xual frustrations. Dambuza first began by saying that he doesn’t really want a serious relationship but something fun you know? However, turns out […]

Slow service at KZN licencing centres

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli admits there is a problem with the province’s “customer service”. There is widespread dissatisfaction over long waiting periods and poor service at licencing centres. Ntuli visited the Pinetown and Rossburgh centres to find out why things are moving so slowly. “I have just given a directive to Mr Mthembu, who […]